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Nettleton Stadium / Chico State Wildcats / Chico Outlaws

Nettleton Stadium opened in 1997, replacing Roy Bohler Field (named after the team’s original coach from 1947-63) on the same location. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1997 Capacity: 4,200 Dimensions: 330L, 375LC, 405C, 375RC, 330R Website: 530.898.6333 (Chico State), 530.345.3210 (Outlaws)Conference: California Collegiate Athletic AssociationPlaying Surface: GrassText/Photos by: John MoistDirections/Parking: Chico is located in north-central […]

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Evans Diamond / Cal Golden Bears

Evans Diamond opened in 1933 and is named after Clint Evans, baseball coach from 1930 to 1954. In 2006 the park was enhanced with the addition of the Carl J. Van Heuit Training Facility, which houses weight and training equipment. Also added were the Jeff Kent batting cages and the Stuart Gordon indoor and outdoor […]

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Russell C. King Field / Wofford Terriers

A visit to Russell King Field, home of the Wofford Terriers. FACT FACTS Year Opened: 2004 Cost: $1.8 million Capacity: 2,500, including 833 seats Dimensions: 325L, 375LC, 390C, 375RC, 325R Playing Surface: Grass Website: Parking: Limited parking next to the ballpark. Address/Directions: 429 N. Church St., Spartanburg, S.C. The ballpark is on the east […]

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Durham Athletic Park / NCCU Eagles

Durham Athletic Park, or “The DAP,” as it was affectionately called by Bulls fans for decades, is a cultural touchstone. The Bulls were among the first teams to spark the re-birth of minor league baseball when they began play in 1980. But, most people know the place from its role as the primary filming location […]

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Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium / Omaha Royals / College World Series

Writing about Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium is really a two-pronged deal. The ballpark must serve two masters — the College World Series and the Omaha Royals — and as a result it doesn’t serve either particularly well, especially the needs of the O-Royals. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1948 Capacity: 23,100 (17,700 grandstand, 5,400 general admission) Architect: […]

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James & Ann Dobbins Baseball Stadium / UC Davis Aggies

Named for former player Jim Dobbins (1934-38) and his wife Ann, the home of the UC Davis Aggies was built in 1985. A new press box, concessions area, restrooms and entrance were added in 2002. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1985 Capacity: 3,500 Dimensions: 310L, 410C, 310R Playing Surface: Grass Website: Conference: Big West Address/Directions: The […]

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Doug Kingsmore Stadium / Clemson University Tigers

Before its thorough makeover and renaming in 2003, “Beautiful Tiger Field” described the home of the Clemson Tigers. Not surprising, and not an overstated moniker. While the ballpark and other athletic facilities are closely connected to the western edge of campus, the grandstand view features an appealing pastoral feel. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1970; $5 […]

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Wake Forest Baseball Park / Wake Forest University

Baseball fans in North Carolina talk reverently about old-time Carolina League ballparks. Ironically, there aren’t many old-time Carolina League ballparks still in use as professional-baseball venues; Kinston is about it, really. Wake Forest Baseball Park, the former Ernie Shore Field and home of the Winston-Salem Warthogs, is now home to the Wake Forest University Demon […]

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